Synopses & Reviews
The essays in this volume bring to their focuses on philosophical issues the new angles of vision created by the multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminisms that have been developing around us. These multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminist concerns transform mainstream notions of experience, human rights, the origins of philosophic issues, philosophic uses of metaphors of the family, white antiracism, human progress, scientific progress, modernity, the unity of scientific method, the desirability of universal knowledge claims, and other ideas central to philosophy.
The essays in this volume bring to their focuses on philosophical issuesthe new angles of vision created by the multicultural, global, and postcolonialfeminisms that have been developing around us. These multicultural, global, andpostcolonial feminist concerns transform mainstream notions of experience, humanrights, the origins of philosophic issues, philosophic uses of metaphors of thefamily, white antiracism, human progress, scientific progress, modernity, the unityof scientific method, the desirability of universal knowledge claims, and otherideas central to philosophy.
About the Author
Uma Narayan is associate professor of philosophy at Vassar College. She is the author of Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions and Third World Feminism and co-editor, with Mary Lyndon Shanley of Reconstructing Political Theory: Feminist Perspectives.
Sandra Harding is professor of education and women's studies at the University of California Los angeles. She is the editor of The "Racial" Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future, and the co-author of a chapter in UNESCO's World Science Report 1996 entitled Science and Technology: The Gender Dimension. Her most recent book is Is Science Multicultural? Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Border Crossings
Uma Narayan and Sandra Harding
Globalizing Feminist Ethics
Alison M. Jaggar
Feminism, Women's Human Rights, and Cultural Differences
Susan Moller Okin
Cultural Alterity: Cross-Cultural Communication and Feminist Theory in North-South Contexts
How to Think Globally: Stretching the Limits of Imagination
Essence of Culture and a Sense of History: A Feminist Critique of Cultural Essentialism
"It's Not Philosophy"
Chandra Mohanty and the Revaluing of "Experience"
Sitios y Lenguas: Chicanas Theorize Feminisms
What Should White People Do?
Linda Martín Alcoff
Locating Traitorous Identities: Toward a View of Privilege-Cognizant White Character
Multiculturalism as a Cognitive Virtue of Scientific Practice
Ann E. Cudd
It's All in the Family: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Nation
Patricia Hill Collins
Dualisms, Discourse, and Development
Drucilla K. Barker
Resisting the Veil of Privilege: Building Bridge Identities as an Ethico-Politics of Global Feminisms
Maquiladora Mestizas and a Feminist Border Politics: Revisiting Anzaldúa
Burnt Offerings to Rationality: A Feminist Reading of the Construction of Indigenous Peoples in Enrique Dussel's Theory of Modernity
Gender, Development, and Post-Enlightenment Philosophies of Science